Mount Vesuvius stands 4200 ft high and is considered an active volcano, although its last eruption was in 1944.
Morning sun on the coastal area between Naples and Sorrento.
Mansion with Vesuvius in the backround.
Sorrento and its coastline.
Town of Sorrento and one of its main streets.
Built into the surrounding hillside, the mountans just seem to come out of nowhere.
Where we had lunch.
Inside...bad exposure. Must have inadvertantly turned a knob.
Vesuvius with the four towns that are densely populated at its feet. This is a precarious area to live because the volcano's eruptions have destroyed many towns previously.
Hillside church on the way to Salerno and the Amalfi Coast.
Steep, terraced coastline filled with vacation homes and small villages.
I wonder how much walking goes on there?
Amalfi coast resort in hazy sunshine. Notice that there are sitting areas close to the water, but you must have to take an elevator or stairs throught the rock to get to them.
The town of Amalfi.
The Cathedral in Amalfi. The building on the left, with the bell tower, was built around 1200 AD. The newer building on the right was built a couple hundred years later in an arab-romanesque style.
This town is famous for its lemons.
MIchelle walking with her bounty - a purse, of course.
Face of the cathedral at Amalfi. Cool looking facade.
Gore Vidal's home on the coast.
Longer shot of the colorful town of Amalfi.
Small dome amoung the houses.
Kite-boarding is great fun to watch. Wouldn't want to do it.
Lots of information there.